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Miscellaneous Deeds and Wills
Martin Curren & Thomas Danson



V. 17, P. 344

This indenture made the sixteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & fifteen between Martin Curren of Cat's Cove, Planter in Conception Bay of the one part and Thomas Danson of Harbour Grace, Merchant of the other part, both places of the parties residences are in Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland.

Withnesseth that the said Martin Curren for and in consideration of the sum of fifty nine pounds fifteen shillings and two pence lawful money of Great Britain received by the said Martin Curren in account with the said Thomas Danson, the receipt whereof the said Martin Curren here by acknowledged to have received from the said Thomas Danson for the payment of the sum aforesaid the said Martin Curren hath hereby bargained and sold and by this indenture doth hereby bargain and sell unto the said Thomas Danson all the Plantation and fishing Room now is said Martin Curren his possession situated in Cat's Cove aforesaid together with Stage, Flakes, Dwelling House, out Houses and all other Erections in said fishing Room and plantation Gardens, Meadows and all lands belonging to him the said Martin Curren and by virtue of these presents after the signed of this indenture shall become the property of the said Thomas Danson in consideration as aforesaid also the fishing Skiffs which the said Martin Curren purchased this year from Samuel Pike of Mosquito Cove with all materials belonging to the said skiff, say Sails, Mesh, Oars, Roads, Anchors, Pump and Pump Gear, etc., etc., the said Martin Curren hath by this indenture bargained and sold unto the said Thomas Danson after the signing to this indenture which is and shall be considered by both parties as firm and binding as if wrote in due form of Sale.

Now this indenture is such that if the said Martin Curren shall or will pay or cause to be paid unto the said Thomas Danson the said sum of fifty nine pounds fifteen shillings & two pence lawful money of Great Britain on or before the fifteenth day of Sept. rent ensuing from the date of these presents then those bargained premises as aforesaid shall become again the property of the said Martin Curren otherwise this indenture of Bill of Sale shall remain in full force and virtue. For the true and faithful performance of which the said Martin Curren doth hereby bind himself, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators Agents and Assigns unto the said Thomas Danson, his Heirs, Executors and Assigns, or Administrators and hath subscribe by mark not being able to write and hath affixed his seal and delivered this Indenture of Bill of Sale in Harbour Grace, the day and year before written where no stamp paper is used.
Martin (his x mark) Curren (seal)

Signed and sealed and delivered in the presence of us
Edward Cousens
Charley Thompson

Written on the side of the document:
NB: By virtue of this Indenture shall also become the property of said Thomas Danson



Page Contributed by Barbara McGrath
Updated by Ivy F. Benoit March 9, 2002

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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